A special interview for ISRAEL21c channel – being an Israeli opera singer and growing up in Israel, in the occasion of Israel’s 70 Independence day

Singing since age two, soprano Claire Meghnagi looks back on her childhood as the daughter of an Italian-Israeli cantor.

Opera singer Claire Meghnagi recalls growing up in 1970s Israel in a musical family. Her cantor father stood her on a tabletop to sing for guests, and on Shabbat took her and her sister to the shore, where they relished eating sandwiches made of challah and cheese — with a big sprinkling of sand.